Congressman Jolly Tours Robotic Parking Systems’ Manufacturing Facility

Congressman Jolly tours Robotic Parking Systems' manufacturing facility.

US Congressman David Jolly recently toured Robotic Parking Systems‘ manufacturing facility in Clearwater, FL where he received a demonstration of the company’s innovative automated parking technology.

Congressman Jolly represents Florida’s 13th Congressional District which covers Pinellas County where the company is located. As a member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, he understands transportation issues and how more efficient and space-saving parking can assist urban development projects.

US Congressman David Jolly at Robotic Parking Systems.

Building a 2350 Space Robotic Parking Garage – Part 2

In early April 2014 we began issuing the purchase orders for the tens of thousands of components and materials required to build the machinery for the 2350 space robotic parking garage. Many of the parts have normal lead times of 4 to 6+ months. Fortunately, we have some great vendors who were able to expedite our orders to help us meet some very tight delivery deadlines.

While waiting for the mechanical and electrical parts to begin arriving, steel was ordered; and the fabrication teams began building the frames for the Robotic Parking System Vertical Lift Conveyor (VLC) machines and counterweights.

VLC machines are used to lift and lower cars from one level of the parking facility to another, similar to an elevator.

Steel for Robotic Parking System machines.
Steel begins arriving to fabricate Robotic Parking System machines.

 

Welding on a Robotic Parking System Machine
Welding the frame for the Robotic Parking Systems’ Vertical Lift Conveyor (VLC) machine.

 

Pre-fabrication of VLC machines.
Pre-fabrication of Vertical Lift Conveyor machines.

 

VLC Frames Fabricated
Frames are fabricated for the Robotic Parking Systems’ Vertical Lift Conveyor (VLC) machines.

 

VLC Counterweight Fabricated
Counterweights for the Vertical Lift Conveyor machines are fabricated.

 

Parking Attendant Plunges Down Elevator Shaft – This Can’t Happen with a Robotic Parking System

NBC New York reports that a Manhattan parking garage attendant plunged several floors down an elevator shaft in the Audi he was driving.

Car and driver plunges down an elevator shaft.

The attendant working at the Central Parking Garage fell from the fifth floor and landed between the first and second floor. He was able to climb out of the car before FDNY arrived on scene and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

This sort of personal injury cannot happen with a Robotic Parking System. Electo-mechanical machinery moves the cars into and out of ground floor entry / exit terminals without human intervention. This is an added level of safety for both the public and parking attendants.

source: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Parking-Garage-Worker-Falls-Elevator-Shaft-Manhattan-222574111.html

Parking Day 2013

It’s that time again. Friday, September 20, is PARK(ing) Day.

PARK(ing)Day is a worldwide event where community members turn metered parking spots into temporary public oases. Local organizers collaborate to design and create an open space that matches the needs of their community. Makeovers range from urban farms and art installations, to parks and bike repair shops.

Parking Day
source: Rebar

PARK(ing) Day is the creation of San Francisco based art and design studio Rebar, who in 2005 converted a single metered parking spot into a park. The initiative represents a growing desire to transform urban spaces into public areas that benefit the community.

Parking Facts – How many surface parking lots exist in the US?

There are 500 million surface parking lots in the U.S. alone. In some cities, parking lots take up one-third of all land area. (Source: Jared Green in Grist)

Using technology such as automated, robotic parking can drastically reduce the amount of land area needed for parking and free up space for green, open areas for the community. This is a win-win for both those on both sides of the debate.

 

Innovative Parking Solution with Premium Advantages

Robotic Parking Systems

Whether planner, developer, owner, operator or driver — a Robotic Parking System offers decisive advantages for everyone:

For users:

  • Increases individual safety and reduces the risk of injury.
  • Premium valet service without the tip.
  • Virtually eliminates dings and dents as well as theft and vandalism.
  • Protects cars from the elements.
  • Average time for storing or retrieving the car is 150 seconds.
  • Cars are transported free of touch on separate pallets.
  • Easy to use. Drive forward to enter and forward to exit the facility.

For planners, architects, developers and owners:

  • Creates more space for design and development.
  • Can be constructed in every form — above ground, underground, on roofs or inside a building complex — in steel or concrete.
  • Increases return on investment.
  • Space gained can be used for green space and open areas to meet LEED standards.
  • Modular and flexible capacity for hundreds to thousands of cars.
  • Can be designed for every level of traffic density.
  • Lower development costs. 
  • More than 4 times the parking capacity on the same land.
  • Ideal solution where space is limited or land cost is at a premium.
  • Reduces operating costs — less personnel, less ventilation and lighting, etc.
  • Flexible design and façade allows the robotic parking garage to fit into any neighborhood or project.
  • Reduces liability. No public enter the area where cars are stored.
  • Not dependent on a single retrieval mechanism.
  • Full redundancy and fail-safes. No single failure will ever result in the system being inoperable. If a single robot fails another identical machine takes over.
  • Lower insurance costs.

For everyone:

  • No exhaust fumes.
  • No noise.
  • Reduces CO2 emissions, other pollutants and greenhouse gases.
  • Reduces carbon footprint.
  • Eliminates tons of highly toxic tire and brake dust every year.
  • Relieves traffic congestion.
  • Valet ease, but you keep the keys.